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Barnard's Loop
Observation data
Right ascension 05h 27.5m
Declination -03° 58′
Distance 1434 ly
Apparent magnitude (V) 5
Constellation Orion
Physical characteristics
Other designations Sh2-276
See also: Diffuse nebula, Lists of nebulae

Barnard's Loop is an emission nebula in the constellation of Orion. It is about 1,600 light-years away from Earth. It is part of the Orion complex. It is a semicircular arc that is about 300 light-years across. In the center of Bernard's Loop are two nebula. These are the Orion nebula and the Horsehead nebula. Bernard's Loop is made up of hot gas. The mainly red color comes from hydrogen gas.

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